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August 13, 2013
Roll-Kraft appoints executive VP
Roll-Kraft, a Mentor, Ohio-based provider of roll tooling to the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has hired Sanjay Singh as executive vice president. He has 25 years of corporate finance and operational experience spanning industries... Read more...

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March 7, 2013
Roll-Kraft adds four employees
Roll-Kraft, a manufacturer of tooling for the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has hired four new employees at its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters. The company has added Jacob Bohinc and Tyler Kirby to its shipping/receiving and... Read more...

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January 4, 2013
Roll-Kraft produces tube, pipe floating flange roll video
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, a provider of tooling to the tube and pipe industry, has added a video to the company website that features floating flange rolls for the tube and pipe production industry. Floating flange rolls are designed in... Read more...

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October 30, 2012
Roll-Kraft increases tooling production
Roll-Kraft is installing additional large-capacity CNC machines at two of its facilities to meet an increase in requests for larger tube and pipe roll tooling from the oil and gas industry. The additional machine at the headquarters factory in... Read more...

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September 21, 2012
Roll-Kraft adds to outside sales team
Roll-Kraft Inc., Mentor, Ohio, has promoted Ron Tucker to the outside sales department. Having joined the company in 1988, Tucker has served in manufacturing, CNC programming, MasterCam programming, lean manufacturing, and inside sales... Read more...

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July 24, 2012
Roll-Kraft installs measuring arm
Roll-Kraft has announced the addition of a Faro Edge measuring arm to the inspection area at its Mentor, Ohio, roll tooling manufacturing facility. Often customers need a new roll but have no prints or drawings to use for manufacturing. The... Read more...

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March 6, 2012
Roll-Kraft approved for ISO recertification
Roll-Kraft has announced the ISO recertification of two of its manufacturing facilities. Roll-Kraft in Mentor, Ohio is certified to ISO 9001:2008 With Design, while Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., is certified to ISO 9001:2008. The... Read more...

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December 21, 2011
Replacing the tapered roller bearings in your mill tooling frequently?
When considering how much attention to allocate to installing and maintaining tube and pipe mill components, you probably focus on some more than others. Simple, out-of-sight parts such as bearings probably don’t warrant as much... Read more...

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December 14, 2011
Roll-Kraft adds to sales team
Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has announced the addition of Juergen Hack to the staff at Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., as an account manager. Hack worked previously as... Read more...

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November 7, 2011
Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced that Account Manager Patrick J. Hopkins has been selected to be a part of the Young Professional Council, sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA). The council's mission... Read more...

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July 11, 2011
Roll-Kraft announces additions to staff
Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe roll tooling and roll forming roll tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has made several staff appointments. Roderick Paris has been named account manager. He previously worked in sales, marketing, and management... Read more...

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August 30, 2010
Roll-Kraft expands at three locations
Roll-Kraft plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in its facilities in Mentor, Ohio; Frankfurt, Ill.; and Woodbridge, Ont. The Illinois and Ontario facilities will add CNC machines, while the headquarters location in Ohio will install... Read more...

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October 13, 2009
Roll-Kraft recertified to ISO 9001:2000 With Design
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has been recertified as ISO 9001:2000 With Design. The company has been certified to the ISO standards since 1997. Roll-Kraft is a worldwide supplier of custom-designed tube mill and roll form tooling made of steel or... Read more...

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August 11, 2009
Roll-Kraft launches new Web site
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, recently launched a new Web site at www.roll-kraft.com. Features include an instant request-for-quote button and Dr. Resolve, who writes a "prescription" for solutions to problems with tube and pipe and roll forming... Read more...

Product

May 12, 2009
Portable hemming unit forms 180-degree hems
Roll-Kraft has released a portable hemming unit. The machine forms 180-degree hems on the edges of a flat strip of metal. Hems are found primarily on lighter-gauge material to strengthen the profile or improve safety in handling. Typically, the... Read more...

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February 10, 2009
Roll-Kraft earns ISO recertification
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has participated in a surveillance audit of its ISO quality management system and, for the fourth consecutive year, has fulfilled the requirements and received recertification, with zero minor and zero major... Read more...

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January 13, 2009
Roll-Kraft hires two staff members
Roll-Kraft has added Norman VanHorn and Bruce Wolfe to the staff at its headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio. Both men come to the company with background experience as machinists and have held various positions in the manufacturing field.... Read more...

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December 16, 2008
Roll-Kraft installs new machines
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has installed three CNC machines. Two of the machines operate at the Mentor plant, and the other machine at the company's facility in Woodbridge, Ont. The machines are designed to help increase efficiency in the... Read more...

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September 16, 2008
Roll-Kraft upgrades FEA system
Citing increased demand for finite element analysis (FEA) services in the roll forming and tubing industries, Roll-Kraft has announced upgrades to its current system. Updates included integration of a new dual-processor computer and upgrading the... Read more...

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July 15, 2008
Roll-Kraft receives safety award
Roll-Kraft's safety record recently was reviewed by the Lake County Safety Council in Ohio. As a result, the Mentor, Ohio, company received an award for having no lost-time injuries during the rating period. Quarterly meetings and annual... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
Roll-Kraft hosts seminars
Roll-Kraft hosted nearly 100 tube and pipe and roll forming manufacturers during its two-day training sessions at the company's headquarters in Mentor, Ohio. The event was conducted by Robert A. Sladky, the company's vice president of tube mill... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
Quick-change cutoff system introduced
Roll-Kraft has introduced its Ardcor high-speed, quick-change cutoff system. The patent-pending Rapid -Konvert Cut-Off System has touchscreen press, die, and closed-loop servo-driven controls designed to cut lengths accurately throughout the... Read more...

Article

April 10, 2007
Roll forming high-strength materials
High-strength materials such as high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steel have many advantages over standard-strength materials such as 1040 carbon steel and are widely used for structural components in many industries. Their greater strength on a... Read more...

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February 13, 2007
Roll-Kraft installs machinery
Roll-Kraft has installed additional CNCs at its headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio. The addition brings the facility's capacity to 36 CNC machines. The company operates other facilities in Frankfurt, Ill., and Brampton, Ontario Read more...

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November 7, 2006
Roll-Kraft adds to sales staff
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added Jim Cahill to its sales team. Cahill focuses on the Canadian market and works with Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont. He joins the company from Titan Steel Corp., Baltimore, where he was an account manager. He... Read more...

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October 10, 2006
Roll-Kraft receives safety awards
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, received two awards for safety from the Lake County Safety Council. One award was for reducing the annual incident rate by 25 percent or more over the previous year. The other award was for operating without an injury... Read more...

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September 12, 2006
Roll-Kraft Ltd. installs CNC machine
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has installed a vertical CNC machine at Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont., for additional production of tooling for the tube and pipe industry. The machine is the eighth CNC model at the facility. Its role is to... Read more...

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August 8, 2006
Roll-Kraft completes seminars
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, recently completed a series of seminars for manufacturers of tube and pipe and roll forming equipment. In addition to regional seminars held in Los Angeles, the company offers the option to hold seminars in a company's... Read more...

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July 11, 2006
Roll-Kraft adds to staff
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added several personnel in a variety of positions. Joe Korzen and Jarred Esborn have been added to the engineering staff. Other new hires are Kevin Myers, John Dowler, and Stephan Betts as machinists; Tom Turk as... Read more...

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March 27, 2006
Roll-Kraft names vice president, U.S. operations
Roll-Kraft has promoted Charles (Chuck) J. Summerhill to the position of vice president of U.S. operations. Summerhill has been with the company for 10 years. He served as engineering manager of roll form tooling, and he was instrumental in the... Read more...

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March 7, 2006
Roll-Kraft receives perfect score on ISO certification
For the second year in a row, Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has completed its annual ISO 9001:2000 certification with no major or minor nonconformities. Roll-Kraft manufactures equipment for the tube, pipe, and roll forming industries. Read more...

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September 13, 2005
Roll-Kraft continues seminars
Roll-Kraft recently completed its summer seminar series at its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio. The tube and pipe seminar provided information on proper mill integrity and alignment, as well as roll design, setup, breakdown, fin sections, Copra FEA... Read more...

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July 12, 2005
Roll-Kraft holds seminars in Canada
Roll-Kraft recently conducted two-day training seminars in Canada. Held in Toronto, the seminars covered roll forming and tube and pipe production skills and drew attendees from Ontario and surrounding provinces. They were conducted by Bret... Read more...

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June 14, 2005
Roll-Kraft adds personnel
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has appointed Shawn Mitchell to its sales staff and Jeffrey Misley as project manager. Mitchell has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with the company's customers during his previous relationship... Read more...

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April 12, 2005
Roll-Kraft adds tryout mill
Roll-Kraft has added a large-capacity tryout mill to the shop floor of its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters factory. The mill enables the company to test its tooling products for large roll formed profiles. It accommodates material up to 47 in. wide.... Read more...

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March 8, 2005
Roll-Kraft adds parts cleaning system
Roll-Kraft has added a water-based parts cleaning system to its shop floor to be used to clean rolls and equipment parts coming in for reconditioning. The automatic process replaces the manual tank system previously used. It washes and rinses... Read more...

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February 8, 2005
Roll-Kraft acquires Empire Precision Tooling
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced it has acquired Empire Precision Tooling (EPT), Brampton, Ont. The company has been renamed Roll-Kraft Ltd. The company says the addition provides support for its Canadian market, cuts cost, and improves... Read more...

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November 9, 2004
Roll-Kraft increases production capability
Roll-Kraft has increased production capability by adding a second electrical discharge machine (EDM). The wire machine cuts materials used in the production of roll tooling and the company's auxiliary equipment line. The machine burns steel... Read more...

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August 10, 2004
Roll-Kraft publishes Profit Pointer bulletins
Roll-Kraft has published and released two Profit Pointer bulletins directed to the roll forming and tube and pipe industries. "Roll Forming High-Strength Materials" pertains to roll forming material selection. It addresses such issues as... Read more...

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April 8, 2004
Roll-Kraft, Bull Moose Tube reach agreement
Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft and Chesterfield, Mo.-based Bull Moose Tube have reached an agreement regarding tube and pipe tooling for 2004. Roll-Kraft will supply new tooling for various size Bull Moose Tube mills located in Gerald, Mo.;... Read more...

Article

March 27, 2003
The basics of roll form tooling design
However, you must understand and apply common practices to the design process, and couple them with a certain degree of "magic" gained from experience. For each new tooling requirement in a roll form design, take the following five steps:... Read more...